Head of Buddha

Date: ca. 4th century

Culture: Pakistan (ancient region of Gandhara)

Medium: Stucco with traces of paint

Dimensions: H. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm); W. 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm); D. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm)

Classification: Sculpture

Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1913

Accession Number: 13.96.4


This head shows close stylistic affinities with early stucco production from Gandharan sites at Taxila. The sensitive modeling has an expressive quality that is not seen in the more formal images in stone from this period.